Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain : reading, ownership, circulation
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Published
Ann Arbor [Michigan] : University of Michigan Press, 2018.
ISBN
0472131095, 9780472131099
Physical Desc
viii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
Ann Arbor [Michigan] : University of Michigan Press, 2018.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
0472131095, 9780472131099

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"Women in 16th- and 17th-century Britain read, annotated, circulated, inventoried, cherished, criticized, prescribed, and proscribed books in various historically distinctive ways. Yet, unlike that of their male counterparts, the study of women's reading practices and book ownership has been an elusive and largely overlooked field. In thirteen probing essays, Women's Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain brings together the work of internationally renowned scholars investigating key questions about early modern British women's figurative, material, and cultural relationships with books. What constitutes evidence of women's readerly engagement? How did women use books to achieve personal, political, religious, literary, economic, social, familial, or communal goals? How does new evidence of women's libraries and book usage challenge received ideas about gender in relation to knowledge, education, confessional affiliations, family ties, and sociability? How do digital tools offer new possibilities for the recovery of information on early modern women readers? The volume's three-part structure highlights case studies of individual readers and their libraries; analyses of readers and readership in the context of their interpretive communities; and new types of scholarly evidence--lists of confiscated books and convent rules, for example--as well as new methodologies and technologies for ongoing research. These essays dismantle binaries of private and public; reading and writing; female and male literary engagement and production; and ownership and authorship. Interdisciplinary, timely, cohesive, and concise, this collection's fresh, revisionary approaches represent substantial contributions to scholarship in early modern material culture; book history and print culture; women's literary and cultural history; library studies; and reading and collecting practices more generally"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Knight, L., White, M., & Sauer, E. (2018). Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain: reading, ownership, circulation . University of Michigan Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Knight, Leah, 1976-, Micheline, White and Elizabeth Sauer. 2018. Women's Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Reading, Ownership, Circulation. University of Michigan Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Knight, Leah, 1976-, Micheline, White and Elizabeth Sauer. Women's Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Reading, Ownership, Circulation University of Michigan Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Knight, Leah, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer. Women's Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain: Reading, Ownership, Circulation University of Michigan Press, 2018.

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